Whither Belmont?

Supporters mobilize as county weighs options for golf course

Trees, flags and seasonal garden décor cover the front yards of each of the houses on Club Road in Lakeside. But so do custom lawn signs, advocating the conservation of Belmont Golf Course. The signs, part of an initiative to encourage the county to keep and maintain the park, were dispersed throughout the community in recent weeks by the Preserve […]

Spanberger discusses healthcare, gun control, climate at Henrico town hall

Constituents often delivered prepared, three- or four-part questions, and U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger obliged with answers during her well-attended town hall meeting at J.R. Tucker High School April 18. It was her first town hall in Henrico and her fourth in the Seventh Congressional District since she took office earlier this year. Discussions ranged from healthcare to the minimum wage […]

Mail carrier killed in I-295 crash in Henrico

A U.S. Postal Service employee died when his mail truck was struck from behind by another vehicle, then ran off the road and overturned on I-295 in Henrico County April 18. The incident happened at about 6:14 p.m. as the two vehicles were traveling north on I-295 south of exit 45A. The mail carrier, a 41- year-old male from North […]

Applicants sought for Henrico Schools’ Gifted Education Advisory Council

Henrico County Public Schools officials are seeking applicants to serve on the school division’s Gifted Education Advisory Council. The group meets five times a year and advises the school division about the educational needs of all gifted students in the division. The committee studies gifted education needs and policy, and works with the superintendent’s office to make improvements. It provides […]

After-school activities April 19 cancelled in Henrico

Henrico Schools officials have cancelled all after-school activities for April 19 because of the threat of severe weather. The day already is a half-day for students. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:05 a.m. or 11:35 a.m., according to their schedules, while middle schools will dismiss at 12:10 p.m. and high schools at 12:55 p.m.